Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Rhiannon Giddens

  • Tomorrow Is My Turn [Nonesuch, 2015] *
  • Freedom Highway [Nonesuch, 2017] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Tomorrow Is My Turn [Nonesuch, 2015]
Soul-schooling the Americana artsongbook, with Patsy Cline as Mary Wells and Charles Aznavour fooling no one in his Nina Simone disguise ("Last Kind Words," "She's Got You") *

Freedom Highway [Nonesuch, 2017]
Maybe the songs about slavery top the songs about love because it's harder to oversing a song about slavery, especially one as honed as these are ("Julie," "At the Purchaser's Option," "Come Lover Come") ***